Mixer was a failure, but started a talent war for streamers

Mixer, Microsoft’s soon-to-be-closed streaming platform, always had a difficult road ahead. In a space already dominated by Twitch, and with YouTube using its unmatched audience scale to create its own share of the market, Microsoft’s offering was difficult to sell. But while Mixer was ultimately a failure, as evidenced by …

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Los Angeles councilman accused of “jaw-dropping” bribery scheme

A Los Angeles councilman was charged Tuesday with taking bribes from a number of developers, including a Chinese billionaire, as part of a comprehensive “pay-per-play” scheme, authorities said. José Huizar, 61, was arrested at his home on a federal organized crime charge amid an ongoing FBI corruption investigation, according to …

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